October 04 2023

Today, the Government has announced £930m of funding for bus services in the north and Midlands of England. 

Responding to the news, CPT's CEO Graham Vidler said: 

“We welcome the long overdue funding package for bus services in the north and Midlands of England. The investment shows a recognition of the value of buses to the economy and, building on operators’ own innovation and investment, has the potential to grow the network substantially. 

“Operators will now study the detail of the government’s proposals and work with local authority partners to make it a success, and ensure it delivers the improvements that passengers want. 

“This is not job done. The National Bus Strategy highlighted the potential to improve bus networks across the whole country. Passengers in the north, south, east and west of the country deserve further Government investment to unlock the full economic, net zero and social wellbeing potential of buses.”